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post #226 of 2761

This is reserved for PH2, which will happen after I receive the ASG-1 custom tips.  Dale, owner/president is a real stand up guy.  It's a real treat talking to the top about issues.  In my situation, I'm getting the custom tips to fully experience the true sound.  My thanks to Dale for his help identifying the root cause.  His personal service and attention is nothing short of outstanding.

 

For those who are receiving good results with other tips, please post them upon your findings. 

post #227 of 2761
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Well, I won't get discourage if the sound isn't what I expect on first listening. The GR07 wasn't everything I hoped it would be when I first heard (except for the drums), but it has blossomed to one of the best IEMs I've ever heard with more than 300 hours burn-in on it.. I love the sound now. I think all IEMs need some patience and time in revealing its true nature (some reveal quicker than others)...


Interesting. I heard the GR07 at a store and was also disappointed -- except for the drums! But I don't think the storekeepers would have allowed me to wait there for 300 hours....

 

post #228 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Sinocelt View Post

 

Interesting. I heard the GR07 at a store and was also disappointed -- except for the drums! But I don't think the storekeepers would have allowed me to wait there for 300 hours....


How do you know if you haven't tried?? tongue_smile.gif

 

post #229 of 2761

Well the ASG-1 passed the subway test this morning, I would say they isolated as well as my TF10 with Complys and leaps and bounds better than the IE8 (Not a fair comparison since the IE8 is ported).  I think I have improved my fit issues by using the memory wire to help push them and keep them tucked in my ear.  They definitely have opened up more after letting them run all night. 

 

I just swapped the T500 Comply for my usual IE8 tip which is a standard Sony large silicone tip with a de-cored Comply foam underneath.  This helped improved the insertion angle and really opened up the top end compared to the Comply.  Dale, if you happen to read this, please find some better tips to supply your customers.  Head-Fiers have drawers of tips to play with but I doubt the pro-audio crowd or average consumer will.  And please consider maybe breaking them in so they sound great out of the box.  I see Sound Professionals is starting to offer that as a service with the ATH-M50.  

 

After about 18 hours of burn in and approx 90 minutes of listening I feel my initial negative feeling toward these are starting to change.  I can't say that they are NOT my preferred signature, actually the opposite, but I might learn to really enjoy them.  I'm trying to be open minded about these.  After 5 years and thousands of dollars here at Head-Fi, one thing is for sure, I'm still learning to appreciate new sounds and new music every day. 

 

Pros for me so far:

-These are a very lively IEM, they add somewhat of a live performance signature to ambient recordings.  I haven't heard them, but these are what i would envision the Monster Gratitude to sound like.

-Plenty of sub bass when called for but not bass heavy at all.

-Fit and finish is great, cable is good and does not seem to be very microphonic.

-Sensitive and easy to drive, my iPhone can drive them to deafening levels.

 

Cons but possibly will change with more break in:

-I find the midrange to be a bit congested and nasally.  Especially with the Comply foam.  There is also a hint of harshness or a weird resonance at this frequency band (I'm guessing around 1-2K).  A little EQ might fix it but I prefer not to EQ.  It's like sibilance but on the mids and not in the usual higher frequencies.  Again, more break in and usage might remedy this.

-Fit is a bit finicky for my ears, they can start to push themselves out which in turn starts to hurt my ears where they make contact.  That might change when I get used to them.

-Female Vocals are not their strong suit IMHO.  Not a deal breaker for me, that's why I bought the ESW9.  I'm playing with a small piece of open cell foam in the tip of the sound bore to see if it smooths things out and to filter these to be more like my preferred sound signature, it definitely make singers like Diana Krall much more listenable on these with the expense of rolling off a bit of treble.  Liking this little mod very much right now.

 

I'm going to hold off on any comparisons until these are at 100 hours.


Edited by dosley01 - 2/14/12 at 6:16am
post #230 of 2761
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

Well the ASG-1 passed the subway test this morning, I would say they isolated as well as my TF10 with Complys and leaps and bounds better than the IE8 (Not a fair comparison since the IE8 is ported).  I think I have improved my fit issues by using the memory wire to help push them and keep them tucked in my ear.  They definitely have opened up more after letting them run all night. 

 

I just swapped the T500 Comply for my usual IE8 tip which is a standard Sony large silicone tip with a de-cored Comply foam underneath.  This helped improved the insertion angle and really opened up the top end compared to the Comply.  Dale, if you happen to read this, please find some better tips to supply your customers.  Head-Fiers have drawers of tips to play with but I doubt the pro-audio crowd or average consumer will.  And please consider maybe breaking them in so they sound great out of the box.  I see Sound Professionals is starting to offer that as a service with the ATH-M50.  

 

After about 18 hours of burn in and approx 90 minutes of listening I feel my initial negative feeling toward these are starting to change.  I can't say that they are NOT my preferred signature, actually the opposite, but I might learn to really enjoy them.  I'm trying to be open minded about these.  After 5 years and thousands of dollars here at Head-Fi, one thing is for sure, I'm still learning to appreciate new sounds and new music every day. 

 

Pros for me so far:

-These are a very lively IEM, they add somewhat of a live performance signature to ambient recordings.  I haven't heard them, but these are what i would envision the Monster Gratitude to sound like.

-Plenty of sub bass when called for but not bass heavy at all.

-Fit and finish is great, cable is good and does not seem to be very microphonic.

-Sensitive and easy to drive, my iPhone can drive them to deafening levels.

 

Cons but possibly will change with more break in:

-I find the midrange to be a bit congested and nasally.  Especially with the Comply foam.  There is also a hint of harshness or a weird resonance at this frequency band (I'm guessing around 1-2K).  A little EQ might fix it but I prefer not to EQ.  It's like sibilance but on the mids and not in the usual higher frequencies.  Again, more break in and usage might remedy this.

-Fit is a bit finicky for my ears, they can start to push themselves out which in turn starts to hurt my ears where they make contact.  That might change when I get used to them.

-Female Vocals are not their strong suit IMHO.  Not a deal breaker for me, that's why I bought the ESW9.  I'm playing with a small piece of open cell foam in the tip of the sound bore to see if it smooths things out and to filter these to be more like my preferred sound signature, it definitely make singers like Diana Krall much more listenable on these with the expense of rolling off a bit of treble.  Liking this little mod very much right now.

 

I'm going to hold off on any comparisons until these are at 100 hours.



sounds like it's gonna get even better! 

 

where are the AS-1b owners!!! need more of your impressions biggrin.gif

post #231 of 2761


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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

Well the ASG-1 passed the subway test this morning, I would say they isolated as well as my TF10 with Complys and leaps and bounds better than the IE8 (Not a fair comparison since the IE8 is ported).  I think I have improved my fit issues by using the memory wire to help push them and keep them tucked in my ear.  They definitely have opened up more after letting them run all night. 

 

I just swapped the T500 Comply for my usual IE8 tip which is a standard Sony large silicone tip with a de-cored Comply foam underneath.  This helped improved the insertion angle and really opened up the top end compared to the Comply.  Dale, if you happen to read this, please find some better tips to supply your customers.  Head-Fiers have drawers of tips to play with but I doubt the pro-audio crowd or average consumer will.  And please consider maybe breaking them in so they sound great out of the box.  I see Sound Professionals is starting to offer that as a service with the ATH-M50.  

 

After about 18 hours of burn in and approx 90 minutes of listening I feel my initial negative feeling toward these are starting to change.  I can't say that they are NOT my preferred signature, actually the opposite, but I might learn to really enjoy them.  I'm trying to be open minded about these.  After 5 years and thousands of dollars here at Head-Fi, one thing is for sure, I'm still learning to appreciate new sounds and new music every day. 

 

Pros for me so far:

-These are a very lively IEM, they add somewhat of a live performance signature to ambient recordings.  I haven't heard them, but these are what i would envision the Monster Gratitude to sound like.

-Plenty of sub bass when called for but not bass heavy at all.

-Fit and finish is great, cable is good and does not seem to be very microphonic.

-Sensitive and easy to drive, my iPhone can drive them to deafening levels.

 

Cons but possibly will change with more break in:

-I find the midrange to be a bit congested and nasally.  Especially with the Comply foam.  There is also a hint of harshness or a weird resonance at this frequency band (I'm guessing around 1-2K).  A little EQ might fix it but I prefer not to EQ.  It's like sibilance but on the mids and not in the usual higher frequencies.  Again, more break in and usage might remedy this.

-Fit is a bit finicky for my ears, they can start to push themselves out which in turn starts to hurt my ears where they make contact.  That might change when I get used to them.

-Female Vocals are not their strong suit IMHO.  Not a deal breaker for me, that's why I bought the ESW9.  I'm playing with a small piece of open cell foam in the tip of the sound bore to see if it smooths things out and to filter these to be more like my preferred sound signature, it definitely make singers like Diana Krall much more listenable on these with the expense of rolling off a bit of treble.  Liking this little mod very much right now.

 

I'm going to hold off on any comparisons until these are at 100 hours.


Great impressions!  I'm still very interested to know how much maturation of the sound occurs with break-in.

 

 

On a side note, there is an almost criminal lack of appreciation for good tips by IEM manufacturers.  With the exception of Sony and Monster, I feel like most manufacturers don't put any thought into tip design at all.  Some, like Meelec, have good tips but I'd guess they just got lucky.  But the tips included with my Panasonics HJE900's were terrible as were the stock tips with my UE TF10's (and no, UE including a pair or two of Comply tips isn't putting them in my good graces in regards to this matter).  Heck, I have an entire thread I started on trying to figure out what tips to use on Atrios.  You don't see junky tires on Ferraris and Porsches, so why do high quality IEM's come with crappy tips?  </threadjack>

post #232 of 2761
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Great impressions!  I'm still very interested to know how much maturation of the sound occurs with break-in.

 

 

On a side note, there is an almost criminal lack of appreciation for good tips by IEM manufacturers.  With the exception of Sony and Monster, I feel like most manufacturers don't put any thought into tip design at all.  Some, like Meelec, have good tips but I'd guess they just got lucky.  But the tips included with my Panasonics HJE900's were terrible as were the stock tips with my UE TF10's (and no, UE including a pair or two of Comply tips isn't putting them in my good graces in regards to this matter).  Heck, I have an entire thread I started on trying to figure out what tips to use on Atrios.  You don't see junky tires on Ferraris and Porsches, so why do high quality IEM's come with crappy tips?  </threadjack>


my favourite tips of all is still the shure olives. unfortunately they don't sell these for iems such as ie8 and etc.

 

post #233 of 2761

Wow, how disappointing. Their rep said "warm and bassy" and this seems to be the exact opposite of the case! blink.gif

post #234 of 2761

Maybe since pretty much every headphone I own and have owned (except for Etys) would be considered bassy, my impressions might be a bit skewed on the low end but I would not consider them to be warm at all and I would say my preference is warm headphones.  My current favorite is my ESW9 and that's about as warm as it gets.

post #235 of 2761

Any one having driver flex issues.  I have right ear piece driver flex when insterting, and when I move my jaw.  Emailed Matt, awaiting his response!

post #236 of 2761

These sound much better alreay, starting to smooth out after 24hrs burn in!  They sound like a live performance!  These improvements should get better with time......


Edited by cute - 2/14/12 at 7:48am
post #237 of 2761
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post


How do you know if you haven't tried?? tongue_smile.gif

 

 

I stayed five hours, until 8:30 PM. They did a good job at not looking relieved to see me leave, but still ... wink_face.gif
 

 

 

post #238 of 2761
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Any one having driver flex issues.  I have right ear piece driver flex when insterting, and when I move my jaw.  Emailed Matt, awaiting his response!



Same here but not worried, I have experienced this with most of my dynamics when getting a good seal.

 

 

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

These sound much better alreay, starting to smooth out after 24hrs burn in!  They sound like a live performance!  These improvements should get better with time......


I agree.

 


Edited by dosley01 - 2/14/12 at 7:55am
post #239 of 2761
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

Same here but not worried, I have experienced this with most of my dynamics when getting a good seal.


When you move your jaw, too? It must be really annoying for a performer.

 

post #240 of 2761

No, only when inserting. But have not tried singing, people would run, far, very far......

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